Walter Ricciardi

Walter Ricciardi
MD, MPH, MSc, Hon PhD

He is Professor of Hygiene and Public Health at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome.
He is President of Mission Board for Cancer of European Commission.
He is Chair of the Scientific Committee of Human Technopole Foundation.
He is member of the International Honorary Advisory Faculty of National Screening Advisory Committee, NSAC (Ireland).
He has been Scientific Advisor to the Italian Minister of Health for the coronavirus pandemic.
Prof. Ricciardi is Past President of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) (2003-2004 and 2010-2014) and past President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) (2020-2022).
He was the Italian Representative in the Executive Board of World Health Organisation (November 2017-May 2020).
He is former President of Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health) (2015-2018) and its Commissioner from July 2014 to July 2015.
He has been Member of the Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in Health (European Commission, DG – SANTE) for two three-year mandates (2013-2019).
Executive Board Member of the National Board of Medical Examiners of the United States of America (NBME) (2009-2015).
Founder and Director of Osservatorio Nazionale per la salute delle Regioni Italiane (Italian Observatory on Healthcare) from 2002.
Editor of European Journal of Public Health, of Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice and Founding Editor of Italian Journal of Public Health and of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health.
He received “Laurea Honoris Causa” at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA (2019) and was appointed “Commendatore” of the Italian Republic by Decree of the President of the Republic 02 June 2017.

Updated: March 2023